Words that Sting by John Strange

Jul 16

Words that Sting by John Strange

Bullies. Trolls. Plain old negative folks. We all encounter criticism from others. In our society driven by social media where people have the means to speak their mind, they often do so without regard to anyone else’s feelings. As an author, I’ve struggled with the sting of negative comments on my blog, criticisms of my content, and negative book reviews. I’ve been...

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Unoffendable by Brant Hansen (@branthansen)

Jul 15

Unoffendable by Brant Hansen (@branthansen)

People often call me a pacifist and maybe I am to some degree, but when Jesus says to turn the other cheek, love your enemies, and pray for those who hurt you, I believe He means for us to do those things. I also believe in seeing the “divine spark” in each person because whether we follow Jesus or not, we were each made in the image of God. As such, I believe we...

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The Quitter’s Manual: Finding Rest in a World Gone Berserk by Jeremy Mangerchine

Jul 07

The Quitter’s Manual: Finding Rest in a World Gone Berserk by Jeremy Mangerchine

I was initially intrigued by the title, The Quitter’s Manual: Finding Rest in a World Gone Berserk, and I assumed the book would talk about how to quit our digital habits. In part, it did start on that note, but where the author went from there caught me by surprise and a pleasant one at that. When I first began to realize where this was headed, I asked...

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Grace Intervention by Bill Giovannetti

Jul 06

Grace Intervention by Bill Giovannetti

Bill Giovannetti offers another powerful affirmation of the doctrine of grace. (See also my review for his book, Grace Rehab.) Legalism sneaks into our hearts and lives so easily that we do well to saturate our hearts and minds with the doctrine of grace, keeping it front and center every day of our lives.   “Every good thing that happens in and through you...

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Grace Rehab: The Power of Labeling Yourself the Way God Labels You by Bill Giovannetti

Jun 18

Grace Rehab: The Power of Labeling Yourself the Way God Labels You by Bill Giovannetti

Grace Rehab The Power of Labeling Yourself the Way God Labels You Bill Giovannetti 2015 214 pages   For years I have been struggling to earn God’s blessings. I have poor health and cannot work outside the home, but Christians always told me I just needed to “have more faith” or “pray more” or things like that. I interpreted that to mean I had to do more to earn...

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The Road to Reality by KP Yohannan

Jun 02

The Road to Reality by KP Yohannan

The Road to Reality Coming Home to Jesus from the Unreal World K.P. Yohannan 2012 213 pages   In The Road to Reality, K.P. Yohannan suggests we have been living under the fantasy and illusion of counterfeit Christianity and he gives us a wake-up call to bring us back to reality. “The bridges to reality in our spiritual pilgrimage may seem a bit unfamiliar. The...

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